Did Jesus use a magic wand when performing his miracles? The answer is yes if you believe the earliest depictions of Jesus in Christian art.
We have no depictions of Jesus before the 3rd century AD. However, the first depictions we find of him clearly shows him using a wand when performing
miracles - he uses the wand to change water to wine, multiply the bread and fishes, and raise Lazarus. The non-bearded child-faced image of Jesus
carrying a wand seems to have lasted until the 5th century.
The bible never mentions Jesus using a wand, in fact, many healing miracles happened by someone touching Jesus or being touched by him. However, Jesus
was also called the Good Shepherd, which may have indicated that he carried a shepherd’s staff with him.
Peter was the only disciple of Jesus that was also depicted using a wand when performing certain miracles in early Christian art.
In the Old Testament Moses used a rod to separate the Red Sea, and his brother Aaron's rod also plays its part.
It makes you wonder if Jesus was a magician, and that the later Roman Holy Church suppressed this information when they tailored Christianity.
Supposedly, the Templars knew this, see Secret Templar information revealed in drawings.
Jesus with a wand?
for an old ATS discussion on that.
The Raising of Lazarus, Sarcophagus in Lateran, 4th century
The Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, Fresco, 3rd-4th century
Raising of Lazarus
Raising of Lazarus using a rod from the Gravestone of Datus, 3rd century
Nativity, baptism of Jesus, and Jesus raising Jairus' daughter, sarcophagus, Vatican Museum, Rome, 4th century
Gilt Glass Bowl, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 4th century
The Staff of Jesus in Early Christian Arts
Was Jesus A Magician?
Depictions of Jesus - After_Constantine
Christ the Magician
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